The Connoisseur Volume 9

The Connoisseur Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...conjecture--Mr. Hayden has reserved these chapters for a future volume, a second instalment of his useful "chats." Two little volumes have recently been published on the art of G. F. Watts, the one in Messrs. Methuen's series of Little Books on Art, is written by Two Books Mr. R. E. D. Sketchley; the other, pubon Watts lished by Messrs. Duckworth, is from the pen of Mr. G. K. Chesterton. The first, somewhat heavy in style, fulfils its purpose as a reliable and carefully compiled account of the veteran artist's work. The other is a brilliant accumulation of more or less flippant epigrams, in which two ingenious and original ideas on Watts's theories and style are clothed. O.VLY two cf the April picture sales can be described as interesting. The first sale of the month (April 9) comprised the modern pictures and drawings of the late Mr. Edmond Dresden, of 36, Curzon Street, Mayfair, a few remaining works of the late Mr. J. C. Horsley, R.A., and various other properties; but only two pictures reached three figures: R. Ansdell, The Vega of Granada, 36 in. by 78 in., 130 gns., and T. S. Cooper, cattle in Canterbury meadows, 30 in. by 45 in., dated 1875, 170 gns. The most interesting sale of the month was that of ancient and modern pictures and drawings of the late Mr. C. Scale Haynes, M.P., who inherited most of the pictures from a Mr. Pulsford. The sale was held on April 16th and i8th. The first day's sale of 133 lots produced a total of, 9,605 4s. The collection was a very miscellaneous one of good, bad, and indifferent. Some of the "attributions" were not above suspicion. Probably several will reappear at some future date in the auction room under other names. The drawings include two early examples of T. S. Cooper; a pair, more

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  • English
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